How to Make Coq au Vin


Ingredients for Coq au Vin Recipe

Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil

12 pearl onions or 6 peeled shallots, medium diced

4 oz. thick sliced pancetta, or bacon, diced

1/2 lb cremini mushrooms (brown button mushrooms), quartered

4 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in

Salt and pepper

All purpose flour

1 1/2 cups white wine

1 cup chicken stock

2 cloves garlic

4 sprigs of fresh thyme

1 tablespoon tomato paste

Parsley to garnish


Directions for New World Coq au Vin Recipe

Pre-heat oven to 375F

  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper, then coat with flour. Set each thigh aside on a plate or baking tray.
  2. In an oven proof skillet, or cast iron pan, melt the butter in the oil over medium heat. Cook the onions and pancetta until golden, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove to a plate and set aside. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to the plate with the onions. Increase the heat to medium high.
  3. Add half the chicken to the skillet, skin side down, and cook, turning once, until browned. About 12-14 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken. Pour off any fat from the skillet and add the wine. Bring to a boil, stirring up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan; boil gently for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in stock, garlic, thyme, and tomato paste; bring to a boil, stirring. Return chicken to pan and nestle the onions, mushrooms, and pancetta around it.
  6. Bring to a simmer and place, uncovered in a 375F oven; cook until the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


The Best Wine to Pair With Coq Au Vin

Wondering which wines to pair with Coq Au Vin? This dish pairs beautifully with a Burgundy Red Wine.

An Burgundy Red We Recommend Pairing With Potato Bacon Soup: Domaine d’Ardhuy Bourgogne

If you’d like to spice things up a bit, try a Californian Pinot Noir with Coq au Vin.

A Pinot Noir We Recommend: La Crema Pinot Noir

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